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When is a mistake not a mistake?

….when you learn from it, of course! What was the first thing you did when you decided to put your house on the market? If you diligently booked three appointments with estate agents, to obtain three valuations, you ar... Read more
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What made YOU buy your house?

Whilst estate agents may extol the virtues of triple aspect rooms, double garages or south-facing gardens, it’s usually the smallest of detail that makes a house irresistibly a home for us. A lovely client of mine told... Read more
The sweet smell of success

The sweet smell of success

Freshly brewing coffee? Baking bread? Do they really work? In my opinion, these are just a little bit too obvious – and as such, will come across as you trying too hard. However, it is true that the sense of smell does... Read more
The PUSH and PULL effect

The PUSH and PULL effect

Why are you selling your home? Are you leaving from a situation, or going to somewhere in particular, or both? Everyone’s motivation for selling is different, and whilst many of HomeTruths’ clients are downsizing, ... Read more

The Who’s Who of viewings

Who should show viewers round your house? Over the years, I’ve heard many arguments for and against the homeowner showing their home to potential buyers. There are agents who will always tell a vendor to conduct viewin... Read more

Raising the steps

There’s a story I once heard about a Spanish bank. Apparently their elderly customers were taking up a disproportionate amount of their staff’s time, yet their business was of little value to the bank. But how to gra... Read more
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Retake your own front shot in 9 easy steps

Firstly, I always advocate professional photography of your property as the best option to sell your house effectively.  However, you may have had your photographs taken in October, and now we’re almost in May, they... Read more

No Pets Please

Whether you have a solitary budgie or a whole menagerie, any pet you have will doubtless be a very important member of your family.  However, even though it’s sometimes difficult for pet lovers to imagine, there is in... Read more